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1. Google Apps Implementation CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS ONLY

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 10/8/2018

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Using Google Apps in the classroom and integrating technology into your lessons.

2. A Day with Karen Kangas

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: MCIU and Montgomery County school personnel who work with students with complex bodies.

Dates: 8/23/2018

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For students with complex instructional needs, especially those with complex bodies, access to instruction can be challenging. Spend a day learning with Karen Kangas, internationally recognized Occupational Therapist and AT Specialist. We will begin with a discussion on Presumed Competence followed by Karen sharing her expertise around access to AT, seating, attention, intention, task engagement, task performance and supporting the development of competence.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required for this session.

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3. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS ONLY

Dates: 8/27/2018

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This workshop starts at the ground level to address “Why do you want to build a Makerspace in your school?” We will discuss purpose and curriculum connections. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Come ready to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments. Additionally, we will discuss various considerations for building and promoting maker learning in schools.

4. Critical Analysis of Text - VISITATION BVM STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: VISITATION BVM STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS ONLY

Dates: 8/27/2018

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This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. Participants will also explore writing techniques that will lead to clarity in student responses. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

5. Vicarious Trauma - Day 1 Make Up

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: MCIU and Member School District Psychologist, social workers, counselors only

Dates: 8/27/2018

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This series is offered with the goal of explaining and exploring the mitigation and prevention of Vicarious Trauma and supporting the planning for successful Self-Care. The first session will focus on the definition of terms, review of prevalence, causes, and impact of Vicarious Trauma- with some strategies and tips to consider around prevention.

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This workshop is only for Montgomery County I.U. and Montgomery County Public School District psychologist, social workers and counselors.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.

If you would like to attend the second session on August 30, 2018 you must register online at www.mciu.org/register .

6. The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: An Introduction to the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Reading Specialists, Teachers

Dates: 8/28/2018

This workshop will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective, and discuss current literacy trends in the United States. The primary focus of the presentation will be to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders, as well as to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. There will be a discussion matching each reading disorders’ subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

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7. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing – Elementary VISITATION BVM STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: VISITATION BVM STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS

Dates: 8/28/2018

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focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school

8. Kicking the Year Off “Write”: The Space, Tools, and Routines of Writing Workshop MOTHER TERESA STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: MOTHER TERESA STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS

Dates: 8/29/2018 to 10/1/2018

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In this professional development session, participants will dive into writing and learn about the instructional model known as Writing Workshop. Through this interactive workshop, participants will see ways to establish a writing culture and create a community of writers in their classrooms. This session is meant to help one kick the year off “write” by being sure the pieces are in place to create a physical, emotional, and cognitive environment ripe for workshop. Please note that participants should bring a single-subject notebook to this session.

9. Mindfulness-ST HELENA'S STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 8/29/2018

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being.

10. Cohort 3: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special and General Education Teachers, SLPs, IEP Team Members in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 8/29/2018 to 12/5/2018

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Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in: 1. Partner Skills 2. Opportunities 3. Words in social and instructional environments 4. Evidence for decision-making 5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your Session Expectations: 1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance. 2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process. 3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions. 4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance. 5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module. At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 14 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and act 48 hours.

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11. Balanced Literacy OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS

Dates: 8/30/2018

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The Balanced Literacy framework has been a staple in core literacy instruction for years, but the components have evolved to meet the demands of PA Core and the instructional shifts. * What makes it an Interactive Read Aloud? * How does close reading fit within the Shared Reading framework? * What makes Guided Reading the most powerful block for growing readers? Participants will review the research that supports the gradual release instructional design and further develop their understanding of the balance between whole group and small group while developing instructional techniques within all of the blocks of literacy instruction.

12. Vicarious Trauma - Day 2

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: MCIU and Member School District Psychologist, social workers, counselors only

Dates: 8/30/2018

This series is offered with the goal of explaining and exploring the mitigation and prevention of Vicarious Trauma and supporting the planning for successful Self-Care. The second session will be a more reflective and planning event where we unpack why Self-Care is a challenging process, and ways in which staff can plan to take better care of themselves in the coming school year.

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This workshop is only for Montgomery County I.U. and Montgomery County Public School District psychologist, social workers and counselors.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Prerequiste: You must attend the first session on August 27, 2018. Register online at www.mciu.org/register .

13. Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity FRENCH INTERNATIONAL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: FRENCH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS

Dates: 8/30/2018

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As the diverse population of the United States increasingly grows, it is important in our community and schools to develop cultural competence to overcome language and cultural barriers. During this session, we will begin a conversation around areas of strength and areas of growth for cultural awareness within your school community.

14. SafeTalk Suicide Prevention Program

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Dates: 8/31/2018

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SaveTalk is a suicide alertness training. Participants will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide and to be able to perform an important role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

15. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 9/1/2018 to 9/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

16. Implementing and Managing Instruction to ELL Students/Course 5 (COHORT 3)

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certificate

Audience: PA Educators

Dates: 9/3/2018 to 10/28/2018

ONLY APPROVED COHORT 2 MEMBERS MAY ENROLL

COHORT 3 Schedule

Course Numbers: EDL510 Implementing and Managing Instruction to ELL Students

Upon completion of this course, teachers will be expected to implement and revise instruction within a ESL program tailored to meet the needs of each student. Participants will be able to modify and employ appropriate materials and resources to be used with children at each level of English Proficiency and aligned with the newly revised Pennsylvania ELD Standards Frameworks and Can Do Descriptors.

17. Introduction to K-12 Online Learning/3 CPE Credits

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE) ACT 48 or Graduate Credit Option

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/3/2018 to 10/28/2018

Are you looking to become more familiar with online learning and how you can use it to improve learning outcomes for your students? This course will provide an introduction to online learning and how it operates in the K-12 environment. After gaining an understanding of the current landscape of K-12 online learning, you will learn and gain experience with:

* Communicating with all stakeholders
* Building and sustaining an online learning community
* Providing an accessible online learning experience for all students
* Constructing an outline of your own online course

Online Learning Course
3 CPE Credits $450/PDE 20170021
3 Graduate Credits $900/Immaculata University endorsed EDL548

MCIU Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses are PDE approved and can be used towards Level II certification. CPE courses provide practical skills and information that promote professional growth. Course offerings are open to all school personnel from Montgomery County and surrounding areas. It is recommended that you verify CPE policies for reimbursement and salary scale movement with your employer.

18. Oral Language and Vocabulary for Reading and Writing ARMENIAN SISTERS STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: ARMENIAN SISTERS ACADEMY STAFF AND ADMINISTORS

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 10/8/2018

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During this session we will explore the roles of oral language and vocabulary in learning to read and write. As teachers, we need to understand how vocabulary develops at the word, sentence and discourse levels so we can intentionally plan to meet the needs of all of our students. We will explore engaging ways to build oral language and vocabulary across classroom settings.

19. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 09/05/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 9/5/2018

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

20. Paraprofessional Training: Effective Job Coaching Supports: Using Both Natural Supports and Systematic Instruction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals and Job Coaches

Dates: 9/6/2018

Participants will be able to: Identify best practices for supporting students enrolled in community based instruction job training program. Identify and implement systems of natural supports for engaging students in the work place learning environment and understand the principles of systematic instruction and how they apply to students in job training programs.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

21. Introductory Excel: Basic Formulas and Calculations, Basic Formatting, and Excel Tables (9/12/2018)

Program: Technology

Audience: Excel users with little-to-no prior experience

Dates: 9/12/2018

Learn tips and tricks in Microsoft Excel to help the novice user. Topics of discussion include: workbook formatting, introductory calculations and functions, filtering and sorting data, conditional formatting, and Excel tables. This course will be taught on a Windows 10 platform using Excel 2016. Computers will be available for participant use, but attendees have the option to bring their own device.

22. Wilson Certification Level I Year Long Program (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 5/16/2019

The year long Level I Certification Program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with integrity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 60-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson trainer. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology) and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching reading and spelling.

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed the WRS 3 Day Intro workshop within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills. All WRS Level I participants need to have WRS 4th Ed. materials to use during this practicum.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 for more details.

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LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
* Cancellation within 30 days of course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancellation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

23. Intermediate Excel: Additional Formulas and Calculations (9/13/2018)

Program: Technology

Audience: Anyone involved with data validation or data analysis

Dates: 9/13/2018

Learn helpful tips and tricks for reviewing and validating data within Microsoft Excel. Topics of discussion include: different formula cell referencing systems, joining and separating columns, subtotaling, logic and counting functions, and the VLOOKUP function. This course will be taught on a Windows 10 platform using Excel 2016. Computers will be available for participant use, but attendees have the option to bring their own device.

24. Advanced Excel: Creating Data Dashboards with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts (9/14/2018)

Program: Technology

Audience: Anyone involved with data validation or data analysis

Dates: 9/14/2018

Learn how to present and verify district data by creating basic dashboards in Microsoft Excel. Topics include: creating and formatting pivot tables, creating and formatting pivot charts, and filtering data with slicers. This course will be taught on a Windows 10 platform using Excel 2016. Computers will be available for participant use, but attendees have the option to bring their own device.

25. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI) - Training of the Trainer

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: IU BMS staff, Mont. County IDEA school districts

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 9/21/2018

The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is excited to offer a four day CPI Training of the Trainer (TOT) workshop on 9/17-18-20-21/18 at no cost to our Montgomery County IDEA member School Districts. This workshop is a perfect opportunity to have a staff member in your district obtain recertification or become a certified instructor.

Registration will be open to one seat per Montgomery County School District until June 27th. If seats are available after this date, registration will be opened to a first come first serve.

Lunch: There will be a 1/2 hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Day 1 and Day 2 will be for those participants who wish to renew their certification. All 4 days will be for participants wanting to receive their CPI Instructor Certification.

26. Argumentative Moves Across the Disciplines (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Content Area Teachers, 6-12 Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 9/18/2018

Writing argumentatively in secondary classrooms requires listening to others, summarizing their views, and responding with one’s own ideas. This interactive workshop will introduce you to different teaching practices that address the heart of argument in every academic discipline. Participants will learn the core “moves” of argument and will learn how to help students of all levels enter academic conversations and write arguments. Participants will explore the differences between debate and argument and will leave with ideas regarding how to structure their secondary classrooms to allow students more opportunities to interact with each other as they read and write in the argumentative mode.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

27. Genre-Specific Process Writing (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 9/20/2018

This workshop will provide 3-8 teachers with "big ideas" in writing in all genres...narrative, informational, and opinion/argumentative and how they are applied to explicit core writing instruction. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for each genre will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the critical features of each genre, will engage in writing for a variety purposes (and for different disciplines), and will experience the value of collaborative writing.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

28. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/11/2018

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due January 11, 2019.

29. Differentiation Strategies: Meeting the Needs of ALL Students

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Administrators and Counselors

Dates: 9/25/2018

This interactive workshop will provide strategies on how to engage all students in learning that targets individual student strengths, needs and learning styles. Through content presentation, facilitated group activities, supported online sharing and collaboration, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to differentiate instruction so that all students will achieve the academic goals. The benefits and rationale for differentiating instruction, suggestions on how to manage differentiation in your classroom, and other keys for differentiation to be successful will be discussed. The training is based on the publication titled Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom by Susan Winebrenner and Lisa Kiss. Teachers throughout the nation have implemented the strategies shared in this book and workshop successfully and you can too.

Lisa Kiss is currently Director of Special Education at Tulpehocken School District in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Her twenty years of experience in teaching Special Education students and Gifted students in preschool through age twenty has given her an expansive knowledge of classroom management techniques to use with students of all ages and intellectual levels.  As an administrator, author, and presenter, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her staff and workshop participants.

Registered session attendees will receive a copy of Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

30. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

31. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 09/25/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 9/25/2018

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This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

32. Building a Culture of Readers and Writers (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 9/26/2018

This workshop will feature ways to engage both the hearts and minds of your students as you create a culture that fosters a love of reading and writing at the secondary level. Participants will explore ways to get to know their students as readers and writers and ways to create an environment where choice and voice are honored. An emphasis will be placed on the teacher modeling reading and writing behaviors. Overall, participants will leave with ideas about how to help their students each identify as a reader and a writer.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

33. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 9/26/2018

Are you building or considering a Makerspace for your school? Do you want to learn how Makerspaces connect to the core curriculum? Join us for a day of hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments while connecting with other education leaders who are also planning Makerspaces. Come ready to be an active learner as we discuss various considerations for building and promoting Maker Learning in schools.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

34. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

35. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/27/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

36. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 09/28/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 9/28/2018

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The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

37. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 10/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.
This professional learning opportunity is an advanced session that is designed for participants who have been teaching LLI and have also completed all three days of Heinemann Professional Development Training for the primary systems (orange, green, and blue).

The session will delve more deeply into issues such as:
* Working with children who do not appear to be making adequate progress.
* Modifying teaching based on observations of individual children's processing behaviors during the lesson.
* Moving beyond the score and MSV in order to analyze Reading Records for effective, focused teaching.
* Using the language of the Prompting Guides effectively.
* Looking more deeply at Systems of Strategic Action in the Continuum.
* Utilizing the support in the revised scoring for the comprehension conversation.
* Teaching word-solving skills in every part of the lesson explicitly.
* Making LLI an integral part of all systems within a school.

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the LLI Primary Three-Day Training by a Heinemann Fountas & Pinnell Consultant. Verification will be requested prior to accepting registration.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

39. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 10.02.18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2018

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

40. STEMulate Your Mind Level 1 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 12/11/2018

Educators talk about “STEM” all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does “STEM” really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this 3 day professional development session, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and trans-disciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

41. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/3/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

42. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing (TDA): The Cornerstone of College and Career Readiness (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 10/3/2018

This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. Participants will also explore writing techniques that will lead to clarity in student responses. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

43. STEMulate Your Mind Level 2 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-8, Coaches and Administrator

Dates: 10/3/2018 to 2/7/2019

Now that you have STEMulated your mind, come join us for a more in depthlook at how to integrate the concepts and lessons learned in year 1. Participants in these sessions will work together to create and implement tasks that are multi and transdisciplinary in nature. We will also be using a Sphero Mini (included in the price) to seamlessly integrate coding into lessons.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

44. Empowering Students with Voice and Choice with John Spencer (PD)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 10/4/2018

New
Student choice is about more than just a menu option. It’s about student ownership. This includes ownership of the processes, the assessment, the strategies, and the metacognition. But how do we make this happen? How do we fit this into our standards and our curriculum map?

John Spencer is an assistant professor of instructional technology outside of Portland, Oregon. Before that, he spent twelve years as a middle school teacher using design thinking and creative processes for student coding projects, documentaries, and blogging. He is a frequent keynote, conference speaker, and writer whose work has been featured in Kappan Magazine, The Answer Sheet, Slate, and Edutopia. He is the author of Wendell the World's Worst Wizard and co-founder of Write About.

FLYER

Sign up for both of John Spencer’s sessions (October 4 and 5) and receive up to a $75 discount!

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

45. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/4/2018

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

46. Empowering Students with Design Thinking with John Spencer (PD)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 10/5/2018

New
Despite the myth of “digital natives,” most students have very little experience using technology as anything more than a consumer device. It doesn’t have to be this way. By using a design thinking framework, teachers can foster creative thinking in every content area and help students develop a maker mindset.

John Spencer is an assistant professor of instructional technology outside of Portland, Oregon. Before that, he spent twelve years as a middle school teacher using design thinking and creative processes for student coding projects, documentaries, and blogging. He is a frequent keynote, conference speaker, and writer whose work has been featured in Kappan Magazine, The Answer Sheet, Slate, and Edutopia. He is the author of Wendell the World's Worst Wizard and co-founder of Write About.

FLYER

Sign up for both of John Spencer’s sessions (October 4 and 5) and receive up to a $75 discount!

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

47. STEM Illuminated: Leveraging Partnerships to Develop Student Thinkers (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/9/2018

New
Are you seeking partners to enhance the implementation of meaningful STEM experiences in your school or district? Do you wonder what partnerships are already occurring to support STEM learning throughout Montgomery County? Join us for a day of STEM inspiration, exploration and networking to learn about various partnerships available with business and industry, college and university and education centers.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided

48. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/9/2018

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

FLYER

This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

49. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - Elementary (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-5, Elementary Coaches, Administrators K-5

Dates: 10/10/2018

This professional development workshop focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

50. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 10/10/2018

New
Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

51. How to Implement Tasks that Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving Grades 6-12 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/10/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving, allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types and the appropriate time to use each question type, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

52. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK (PLN) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades 3-8, Adminsitrators, Literacy Leaders

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 3/14/2019

MCIU's Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing PLN is a community of educators who will be focused intentionally on not just the product known as TDA but on the process of text-dependent analysis. In other words, this is not just about the assessment. It is about instruction!

We will be working together to grow common understanding of the best practices related to TDA in terms of its three overarching components -- reading comprehension, analysis, and essay writing. New learning will occur, face-to-face, during three full-day workshops held at the IU. Because this PLN is about growing ourselves and, therefore, growing our students, this work will also involve classroom application and the collection of evidence. Each independent classroom application will be followed up by a 90-minute Zoom meeting in which we will debrief, reflect on our learning, and adjust instruction.

Participants will be supported throughout this process by one of MCIU's Project Consultants for Literacy and Instructional Coaching.

PREREQUISITE: All participants must have taken the Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing workshop in 2017-18 or 10/3/18.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

* Registration is open to Montgomery County Public schools only through 9/7/18. These schools may only enroll 2 participants and will receive a 15% discount if enrolled by 9/7/18.
* Starting 9/8/18 registration will be open to all schools and to additional public school particpants.
* For more info check the SPARK link: https://spark.adobe.com/page/jsd5JgpyKiFF2/

For questions, contact Michele Fowkes at mfowkes@mciu.org .

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

53. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 10/11/2018

New
Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

54. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/11/2018

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

55. The Mindful Classroom Series I - Fall 2018

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 12/18/2018

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
10/16/18 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
10/30/18 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
11/20/18 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
12/04/18 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
12/18/18 - Mindfully Moving Forward



*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

56. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 10/17/2018

New
Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

57. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 10/18/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 10/18/2018

New
The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

58. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 10/23/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2018

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

59. Building Foundational Literacy Skills to Prepare Students to Tackle Text: A Focus on Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Spelling (PLN) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators interested in growing practices in foundational literacy.

Dates: 10/23/2018 to 3/14/2019

New
MCIU's Building Foundational Literacy Skills to Prepare Students to Tackle Text PLN is a community of educators who will focus on the brain research that has confirmed how students learn to recognize, produce, and understand printed words. We will work collaboratively to explore and share resources around the phases of development in oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, and spelling.

As a county, we will work together to grow common understanding and best practices that can easily be embedded into any classroom. Because this PLN is about growing ourselves and, therefore, growing our students, this work will involve classroom application and the collection of evidence. Each area of focus will be based off of initial learning from Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) professional development sessions and then extended into classroom application.

PREREQUISITE: You must have either participated in LETRS 1, 2, 3 & 7 in the past or you can join the ongoing sessions in 2018-19.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
* Enroll 2 participants by 9/7/18 and receive a 15% discount.
* For more information check the SPARK link: https://spark.adobe.com/page/tCMmzgQhzngn9/

For questions, contact Sarah Misner at smisner@mciu.org

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

60. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 10/24/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2018

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

61. How to Orchestrate Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/24/2018

Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. This session will provide teachers with a roadmap of strategies to use before and during whole-class discussions to more effectively orchestrate dialogue responsive to students' science thinking, core practices and ideas.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

62. Everyday Practices that Engage and Empower Readers and Writers with Penny Kittle (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2018

Penny Kittle will inspire you to reimagine the language arts classroom by creating classes where all students actively read, write, study, create and share everyday. We can construct classrooms where increasing reading and writing volume becomes a priority, where students are given a choice, and where teachers model and confer. This is a call for teachers to bring responsive, alive teaching into their classrooms everyday, every year.

The book 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents is included.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

63. Sustaining Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Makerspace Teachers, Librarians, Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2018

So...you have a Makerspace in your school. Now what? It’s time to think deeply about its purpose and expanding its role in your school community! This workshop is focused on connecting teachers, librarians and administrators to evaluate your Makerspace vision, identify deeper core content connections and brainstorm maker careers to expose to students.

Please consider bringing a school team of 3-4 people to this workshop. Three or more registrants from the same district will receive a discounted registration fee of $65 per person (subscriber price) or $100 per person (non-subscriber price).

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

64. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Biology and Life Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 11/27/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional biology and life science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

65. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Chemistry and Physical Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/31/2018 to 11/28/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional chemistry and physical science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

66. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 11/1/2018 to 11/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

67. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - Secondary (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators 6-12, Secondary Coaches, Administrators 6-12

Dates: 11/1/2018

This professional development workshop focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

68. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Physics and Physical Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/1/2018 to 11/29/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional physics and physical science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

69. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 11/02/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/2/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

70. PVAAS Integrate to Improve Student Achievement: It's No Accident

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: School Leaders, Teacher Leaders, District Leaders, IU Points of Contact for Comprehensive Planning

Dates: 11/2/2018

Systemic change is driven by a cycle of improvement, identification of key data trends and a plan to customize instruction for student achievement and growth. During this session participants will participate in collaborative and hands-on process to utilize PDE-provided resources and data tools to integrate summative, growth, and diagnostic data to create a culture for learning. Elements of PVAAS, eMetric, and the CDT* (or other diagnostic assessment) will be intergrated with Educator Effectiveness, the SAS Portal Assessment Builder and SLOs.

Time to engage in root cause analysis with the PVAAS Digging Deeper Documents will lead to an action plan. By the end of the session, each participant will have a clear map for a continuous and responsive cycle of improvement. This energizing session has been developed to support your use of data to improve outcomes for students.

*While CDT results will be used within our example the process can be replicated with results from other diagnostic assessments".

Target Audience:
* School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals)
* Teacher Leaders and Teachers (Classroom Teachers Grades 4-12, Instructional Coaches, Department Chairs
* District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum, Special Education Directors)
* Intermediate Unit Points of Contact for Comprehensive Planning, CDT Points of Contact, PVAAS Points of Contact

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 90 minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

71. Special Education Referrals for English Learners (ELs): Process and Data with Dr. Alba Ortiz

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Pupil Personnel Directors, Psychologists, Special Ed Teachers, ESL Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists

Dates: 11/6/2018

Accurately identifying English Learners with disabilities can be a challenger for schools and districts because of the similarities between the characteristics of students who are acquiring English as a second language and those students with language/learning disabilities.

Addressing these issues requires close collaboration between the general and special education programs that serve ELs. This session will focus on:
* monitoring language and literacy development of ELs experiencing language and literacy-related difficulties within and across grades;
* early intervention for students experiencing learning difficulties;
* making appropriate special education referral decisions.

When students are referred for evaluation the special education processes should be adapted to:
* limit bias in assessment
* make appropriate eligibilty determinations:
* ensure that special and general education services simultaneously address students' language and disability related needs.

We encourage district teams to attend this session along with a district leader who can impact systems change.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no cost: AGORA, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

72. Strategies and Interventions for Teaching Students With CVI: Making Learning Materials Accessible and Meaningful for Students

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers of students with visual impairments, teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, early intervention and teachers of students with multiple disabilities

Dates: 11/6/2018

8:00-12:00 Review of characteristics CVI Range assessment (Roman-Lantzy, 2018) Behaviors in Phases I, II, and III (Roman-Lantzy, 2018) Neuroplasticity: Brain talk Active and passive learning Accessibility and meaning 12:00-12:30 Lunch 12:30-3:30 Accessibility to materials and environment 3D>2D Learning environments Literacy Case study/application Participants will:
• Identify behaviors of children scoring in Phase I, II, and III on the CVI Range assessment (Roman-Lantzy, 2018)
• Describe the importance of active learning for children with CVI
• Design appropriate learning environments and materials for children with CVI.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one-half hour, please bring a bag lunch.

Participants are to bring current examples of student IEPs and/or CVI Range.

Montgomery County I.U. staff only will be involved with Beth on 11/5/18 for classroom visits.

73. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 11/09/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 11/9/2018

New
The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

74. Math Solutions Math Workshop: Structures and Practices for Student Learning

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-5 Teachers of Math, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/13/2018 to 11/14/2018

New
Presented in collaboration with Math Solutions, this session will engage participants in the Math Workshop model of instruction, reflect on how the structures and learning environment leverage increased learning for all students, and create a plan to implement Math Workshop in the classroom.<> PARTICIPANT OUTCOMES: *Understand the roles of the teacher and students in the Math Workshop classroom *Implement a plan for getting started with Math Workshop *Create a Math Workshop classroom that relies on formative assessment and differentiation<> BENEFITS OF MATH WORKSHOP: *Provides students with differentiated instruction that is targeted and based upon individual student understanding *Encourages independence, responsibility, and risk-taking in students, creating mathematicians with a solid foundation of number sense that results in a conceptual understanding of mathematics *Provides students with engaging learning experiences that promote mathematical thinking, mathematical discourse, and a positive disposition toward mathematics<> Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

75. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 11/15/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

76. Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 11/15/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

77. Growing the Depth of Understanding of Craft and Elements (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 11/28/2018 to 11/29/2018

Reading like a writer is a needed skill for both teachers and students to tackle evidence-based writing. To assist with this, the two-day workshop will grow participants’ understanding of both author’s craft techniques and reading elements. Specifically, participants will:
* define text-dependent analysis
* deconstruct a TDA command
* assist in the creation of a scope and sequence of craft techniques and reading elements
* recognize the craft techniques and reading elements that are applicable for their grade level
* investigate the relationships that exist amongst reading elements and craft techniques that are more commonly seen within TDA commands
* participate as “students” in an analysis demonstration lesson
* explore short, complex texts while “reading like a writer”
* write a TDA command applicable for their grade level

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

78. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 11/30/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 11/30/2018

New
This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

79. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 11/30/2018

Participants to this training will address coaching issues around the implementation of CLM in their schools or IU programs. Opportunity for problem solving, networking and review of new information from Tucci Learning Systems will be part of the day.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Bring a brown bagged lunch.

80. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 12/1/2018 to 12/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

81. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/4/2018

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

FLYER

This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

82. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 12/6/2018

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

83. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 12/13/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2018

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

84. MCIU PIIC REGIONAL Networking Meeting 12/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2018

New
The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

This is the SE REGIONAL Meeting (CCIU, BCIU, DCIU & MCIU). Participants must register for this meeting with their sequential IU. This site is for participants in the Montgomery County IU area only. Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions.

85. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/1/2019 to 1/31/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

86. Cohort 3: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/2/2019 to 5/29/2019

Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in: 1. Partner Skills 2. Opportunities 3. Words in social and instructional environments 4. Evidence for decision-making 5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your Session Expectations: 1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance. 2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process. 3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions. 4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance. 5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module. 6. Prerequisite: Attendance in Modules 1 through 6.

At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 12 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and act 48 hours.

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87. The Mindful Classroom Series I - Spring 2019

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 3/19/2019

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
01/08/19 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
01/22/19 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
02/05/19 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
02/26/19 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
03/19/19 - Mindfully Moving Forward



*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

88. Analysis is Oh-S0-Many Things (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 1/10/2019

Analysis is often associated with text-dependent analysis as seen on the state assessment. In reality, there are so many classroom activities that can engage students in analysis. This workshop will explore how teachers can create opportunities for students to analyze through music, art, drama, and more. Workshop participants will leave with a strong understanding of what analysis is and walk away with many practical strategies and creative ideas for analysis that they can embed into daily instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

89. The What, Why and How of Computational Thinking (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administators and Coaches

Dates: 1/15/2019 to 2/6/2019

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

90. It's about More than the Grade! `The Critical Features of Assessment, Feedback, and Conferring (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 1/16/2019

Grades do not teach—teachers do! Because of this, participants will focus on the importance of conferring with students in this session. Participants will learn and practice clear, actionable steps that make it more possible to effectively manage conferring during both the reading and writing process. Participants will also walk away with a clear understanding of the differences between assessment and feedback and the need for a balance to exist in every classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

91. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades 6-12 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/17/2019

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

92. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/22/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2019

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 7.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

93. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 01/22/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 1/22/2019

New
The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

94. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades K-5 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/24/2019

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

95. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 01/31/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

96. What Mathematics is Important for Algebra II and Precalculus? Gail Burrill

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Mathematics Teachers Gr. 6-12, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

Have you ever wondered, "What should students know so they are prepared for career and collegiate level mathematics? Why are concepts such a functions, logarithms and trigonometry important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?" Join us for a professional learning opportunity with Gail Burrill, Mathematics Specialist from Michigan State University, to gain answers to these questions.

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Snow date: February 21, 2019
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

97. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

98. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 02/04/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/4/2019

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

99. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 02/14/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 2/14/2019

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This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

100. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 02/20/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/20/2019

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

101. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 02/20/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 2/20/2019

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The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.